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RATINGS: 1824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Smuttynose IPA is a physical salute to the glory of the American hop grower. The citrusy hop flavor coming from a mixture of Simcoe and Santiams is pleasantly balanced by a smooth bitterness from the Amarillo hops. The beer itself is light bodied and crisp with a golden color that will throw a slight haze, as we bottle it unfiltered. At 65 IBUís, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way thatís not easy to find. We think theyíll be quite pleased.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DHeubs (9) - Yonkers, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
This is one of the, if not THE best IPA iíve ever had. Really hoppy, but not in an offensive way. Smooth with a full bodied taste, but it didnít weigh me down.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a decent head and medium to high carbonation. Woodsy and floral nose. Flavor has a piney back with a citrus bite. In addition, I can taste floral notes and a sweet carmel chew. There is a pleasant lingering bitterness. Very nice IPA that competes with the best in the west.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Pours a lighter golden amber with a good sized frothy head. Very hoppy pine and citrus aroma. Woodiness comes through in the flavor, not exactly my type of IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2006
nice IPA!!!! i like it being unfiltered. lotsa great hoppy pine sorta citrus nose, good frothy head, lotsa floter chunks but cool to see, very bitter taste, but refreshing

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
A 12oz single I picked up at World Market in Greendale, WI. This beer poured a hazy orange with a tightly woven white head with pretty good durability. The aroma was very slightly sweet, with a very faint whiff of hops (at least for an IPA). There is no citrus, pineapple, or piney odor. The flavor and mouthfeel struck me as a bit thin and weak. The flavor was fairly faint for an IPA. And in my mouth, I thought the beer was a bit watery and lacked the stickiness that I feel is characteristic of American IPAs. This beer was pleasant, but not very bold (and a bit pedestrian) compared to others in the American-style IPA category.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Light biscuit malt. Saltine crackers. Juicy orange, grapefruit and apricot. Light resin, surprising for a light malty beer. Quite strong bitterness for an IPA, but a soft bitterness. Palate is fantastic. Rich and juicy, but balanced by soft carbonation. "Soft" is probably the best adjective for this beer. This bottle is really good, but I remember it being even better on tap.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5671) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Pours amber with a sudsy off-white head that gives great lacing. The aroma is sturdy, but gentle, floral hops with some grapefruit and citrus as well. Fairly balanced with the malt. Medium body with lots of gentle soft carbonation. Flavor starts with the floral / citrus hops with a good caramel malt backing. The fnish has lots of piney / woody hops with some spice to boot. Another great beer from Smuttynose. This ranks as one of the best IPAs Iíve had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 5, 2006
(Bottle (best before 12/06) from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/wells/tul target=blank>Tullyís) Pine and grapefruit...Pours a cloudy light yellowish orange/amber with about two fingers of creamy, pillowy, rocky biscuit head. Aroma of vanilla, grapefruit rind and pine. Mouthfeel pretty meaty but soft. Light prickliness. Lots of lacing coats inside of glass. Flavor is grapefruit and pine, pretty much in that order. Pine is more soft than sharp. Only lightly bitter. Very decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Cloudy with a nice orange color. Malts were a bit sweet and cake-like, but the hops seemed to balance things out well. Along with a decent amount of bitterness, the hops also provided some tasty citrus along with some pine in the finish. Overall, just one tasty, easy-to-drink IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3404) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Positive points for citrusy orange and malty aromas. Negative points for the overwhelmingly bitter, metallic taste it leaves you with.


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